The Discipleship Training Packet

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "The Discipleship Training Packet"

Transcription

1 The Discipleship Training Packet Multiplying discipleship is really exciting and rewarding, but it can also feel complicated. Sometimes we lack direction and don t know where to start or what to do for a discipleship time. We may feel unprepared or even unqualified from our lack of experience. Also, we desire the people we pour into to be pouring into others as well (2 Timothy 2:2), and this may not be happening. This packet is designed to help clarify discipleship, give vision and direction for the overall process. As you read this, you may be a person who is trying to figure out how to disciple someone. Or, you may be someone who needs some tools to help another person disciple someone else. Hopefully, this packet will help prepare you both! Wherever you are, a great starting point is the first document, Making and Multiplying Disciples document, which is found on the next page. This is a great tool for keeping the big picture in mind. This answers the question, What am I trying to accomplish through discipleship? After looking over the document, there are two questions for consideration: Where am I? Where are my friends? The bulk of this packet explains what discipleship and offers a few useful resources and tools for the process of discipleship making. It attempts to simplify things and give you specific tracks so that multiplying discipleship happens. Hopefully, after reading this resource you will, not only know how to begin, but also have a vision for where you are headed in the process of making disciples. For more resources go to: cru.org and click on train and grow

2 SPIRITUAL MULTIPLIER Spirit Filled Disciple leading others to Win, Build, and Send Influencing others to multiple generations 2 Timothy 2:2 LOST STUDENTS Having been created in the image of God, every person has value. Apart from Christ, we are lost and separated from God. WIN Expose Lost People to Jesus Pray 1 Timothy 2:3-6 Identify areas of influence and cultivate relationships Explore where people are spiritually Initiate opportunities to authentically share about Jesus Use helpful tools: KGP, testimony, Soularium, EveryStudent.com, etc Making and Multiplying Disciples Where am I? Where are my friends? God can use you. Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. -Matthew 28:18-20 CHRIST-CENTERED LIFETIME LABORER A spiritual multiplier with a wiling and available heart to meet the spiritual needs of the world Lives with an eternal perspective and in light of the Great Commission BLESS Matthew 28:18-20, Revelation 7:9-10 Expand Resources for Christ s Kingdom Go/Do as God leads to help fulfill the Great Commission Seeks to be a blessing to the world with their time, talent and treasure Develops new ways to expand the gospel to new places Sends others into the Harvest PROFESSING BELIEVERS Identifies with Jesus Grasping God s love, assurance of salvation and the Spirit filled life BUILD Establish a Growing Relationship with God God s Word Basic Follow-Up Community Small Group Spirit Filled Life Weekly Meeting Conferences and Retreats Local Church FAITHFUL DISCIPLE Increasing commitment to grow spiritually Growing as a follower and getter TRAIN Equip to Make an Impact for Christ Address heart and character issues Model and coach in Evangelism and Discipleship Lead a Bible Study Initiate Gospel Conversations Take Faith Steps Participate in a Summer Mission FRUITFUL WORKER Growing in desire and capacity to impact others for Christ Becoming a leader and giver SEND Engage and Multiply Servant Leaders Mobilize and train for multiplying discipleship Instill ongoing vision Grow in heart for the world Launch new movements Engage others in the mission Bring others to conferences, retreats and summer missions Owns the ministry 1 John 5:11-13 Mark 8: Timothy 2:15

3 Practical Discipleship By Jason Weimer, Western Pennsylvania Catalytic Team So, you want to disciple others. What does that mean? How do you do it? Unfortunately, the following is a common experience for many who have great intentions of leading others closer to the Lord. You start a discipleship relationship with someone, and you ask him what areas of his walk with God he d like to grow in. They share a few struggles with you and for the first few weeks, it s great. You re helping him overcome some struggles and develop in their walk, but then, after the first few appointments, it starts to get stale. You are struggling to find topics to talk about. You don t seem to be making much of an impact. Your disciple starts dozing off during your appointments. Eventually you either stop meeting or resort to going through a book of the Bible together, and it becomes more of a weekly Bible study than anything else. Have you ever had this experience or one similar? If you have, or if you re just looking to start discipling others and want to know how to do it, this article if for you. Deep, life-changing discipleship isn t a far-off dream; it can be a reality for you with a few tips, some practice, and a lot of prayer. Hopefully these pointers can start you off in the right direction. Why We Disciple Others Let s start by reviewing why discipleship is so important. First, of all the crowds of people that surrounded Jesus almost constantly, He chose to devote much of His time and teaching to 12 rather common, ordinary men. Why? Wouldn t it have been easier for Him to spend all His time preaching to the masses, winning many souls to Himself, and building up a huge number of followers? He could have easily reached tens of thousands and established a church with a broad base and large number of people. But what would have happened after His death, resurrection, and ascension into Heaven? The large number of new believers would be without trained leaders to carry on Jesus teachings and no one would grow in their new faith - they would be like a boat without a rudder. Instead, Jesus chose to focus on 12 prayerfully chosen men who He staked His whole ministry on. He specifically and intentionally chose them, lived with them, taught them, and instilled His plans and purposes into them. And now, starting with these men under the power of the Holy Spirit, the church has expanded literally around the world, with hundreds of millions of believers. The principle Jesus set is called spiritual multiplication, and the apostle Paul described it best in 2 Timothy 2:2: And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. In spiritual multiplication, the aim is to invest in a few people, equipping each of them to invest in another few people, and so on. If you pour into 3 people, then they each pour into 3 more, you end up with 12 people developed and matured (your 3 + their 9). Then if those 9 disciples each pour into 3 more, and so on, very quickly there can be a huge number of people discipled. Jesus strategically ministered in this way, and we can too.

4 Why do we disciple others? Simple- because it is the practice Jesus set, and it is the most efficient way to reach the world. By pouring into a few, developing them in the character and actions of Jesus, and equipping them to develop others, we can be used by God to make a great impact in reaching the world for Christ. How We Disciple Others So, discipleship is developing someone in the character and actions of Jesus, and equipping them to develop others. It is simply passing on what you ve learned and been trained in to others. To be a discipler, you first need to be a disciple. You need to be growing in order to help others grow. The next question one might ask is: How exactly do I do this? How do I effectively pass on what I ve learned to those I ll disciple? There are five essential elements in discipleship: Evangelism, Fellowship, Teaching, Training, and Prayer. These are the nuts and bolts of your discipleship appointments, the mechanism through which you can pass on what you ve learned. We ll take a look at each one individually. Evangelism - It has been said that discipleship without evangelism is just counseling. If we aren t taking our disciples out to share their faith, we become nothing more than a counselor trying to help sort out their issues and problems. Jesus called us to make disciples of all nations (Mt 28:19), and the first step in making disciples is sharing the Gospel with those who don t yet know Christ. We need to be teaching our disciples how to share their faith with others so they can effectively reach others with the Gospel. The most practical way to teach someone how to share his faith is to actually go out and do it. This can be by taking him out to a dorm or the student union and doing spiritual questionnaires with people or just hanging out with a non-christian friend and having a conversation about spiritual things. But it is essential that we take our disciples with us and share our faith together. Fellowship - It is important to be a friend to the people we re discipling, so part of discipleship is developing that friendship. This can be inside or out of the set discipleship time, but a deepening friendship is important in developing an environment of vulnerability and growth. Teaching - This element deals specifically with teaching someone Scripture: what it says, what it means, how it applies to him or her, etc. It can be teaching a passage that addresses a struggle or issue your disciple has or simply a lesson on Biblical history or doctrine to help her gain a greater knowledge of the Word and how it applies to her life. Teaching someone Scripture helps develop heart, mind, vision, and character. Training - This element deals with training someone how to minister to others. It could be training him how to lead a Bible study, how to disciple someone else, how to share the Gospel, etc. It is different from teaching in that teaching addresses your disciple s personal development, while training addresses how he can minister to others. Prayer - Of course, prayer is a vital part of discipleship. A discipler should pray regularly for his or her disciples, as well as pray with them. This is the most vital of all the elements, because it is the Lord who will cause our disciples to grow, not us, and we need to be praying for them and praying that God will use us as a vessel to help them grow.

5 A discipleship appointment can be a combination of all 5 of these elements, or just a few at a time. Sometimes it is good spend the whole appointment sharing your faith with others, or teaching on a critical issue in your disciple s life, or even just hanging out and playing pool. Most appointments probably will have a mix of several elements. But in order to have an effective, life-changing discipleship relationship, you need a healthy balance of all 5 elements coupled with a healthy dose of reliance on God. You need to be taking them out to share their faith, teaching them from the Word, training them how to minister to others, praying for them and with them, and just being a good friend. One of the most important things to remember is that discipleship is much more than just a weekly appointment - it is demonstrating the Christian life to your disciple on a day-to-day basis. Most lessons you ll teach to your disciples will be outside your regular appointments - they will learn from you through seeing Christ in you as you walk by faith. Jesus simply lived His life in front of the 12 disciples and modeled to them how to live. Most people learn best by observing and experiencing than by being directly taught. So, make discipleship more than just a weekly meeting in the Student Union - make it an exciting experience and a deep relationship!

6 The Growth Circles Evaluating your Disciples In discipleship, it is important to have a plan on where you want to take your disciple and what areas you want to help them grow and develop in. Some of these areas are vital truths that all Christians should be grounded in - like assurance of salvation, community, eternal perspective, and prayer. Others will be specific struggles that people have - like temptation, pride, trials or worry. As a discipler, you need to identify what specific developmental needs your disciples have and prayerfully formulate a plan to meet those needs, trusting that God will use you to help them grow. The growth circle is one way to help do just that. Here is how to use this exercise: Sit down with your disciple and take out the blank growth circles sheet, found on the next page. Tell them that this exercise will help both of you identify some areas that they can grow in spiritually. You can either use the provided list of topics or create your own. If you feel there are several topics that you know are areas that your disciple needs to grow in you can limit the list as appropriate. After you have given them the list and the circles, have them fill out the circles with all the items on the list according to how they think they are doing in each area. The better they are doing in a particular area instruct them to write that closer to the middle of the circles; the areas they need growth in farther outside relative to have much they feel they need to grow. So the areas they are doing best in will be in the middle and areas they need the most towards the outside. Note: putting a topic in the center doesn't mean they are perfect in a certain area it just means that is the area they need the least guidance in. Your goal as a discipler should be to work with them on the areas outside of the center circle and pull them into the center, helping him become stronger in those areas. After you ve done this exercise, hopefully you will have a good idea of some of the areas you can work on in discipleship with the person you re discipling. Ask God to use you to help your disciple grow in those areas that he or she needs development in, and prayerfully look down the road and plan out what to teach and work on in the weeks and months ahead. You can finish the time praying for God to help you both grow and for your disciple to specifically grow in the areas that needs attention. Also be sure to set up a time to meet next to starting studying these topics. If you like you can even come up with a semester discipleship plan based on the areas that they need to grow. You probably won t show this to your disciple; rather it can be used as a guide to keep you on track throughout the semester. A blank semester discipleship plan can be found on the last page.

7 Growth Circle Topics Assurance Church Involvement Community Confession Daily Time with the Lord Discerning God s Will Personal Discipleship Eternal Perspective Evangelism Holy Spirit Image Parents Prayer Pride Regular Spiritual Growth (Santification) Scripture Memory Sexual Purity Temptation The Word Trials Worry THE GROWTHCIRCLE

8 THE GROWTHCIRCLE

9 Discipleship and Getting Started by Erin White Discipleship is so much more than just sitting across a table from someone talking or a regular time of holding each other accountable. First of all, discipleship includes so many things beyond a regular discipleship time. As followers of Christ many things and people contribute to our own overall discipleship experience. We learn from more than one person. This is also true for the people we desire to help engage in making disciples. They will benefit from many people and experiences, including the relationship you have with them. This is why bringing them along with you into good community, to a Cru meeting, to worship, prayer, training, conferences, or on a summer mission are beneficial in helping them follow Christ. Second, prayer is vital. Pray for them and with them. Spend time together praying for the lost here and there. Pray for the campus, their peers, family, and those on the other side of the world and with our partnerships. Take time to do prayer walks on campus, pray in the Cru room, at their dorm or places of influence. Third, we must be connected and engaged with the lost if we are to be engaged in the mission and in making and multiplying disciples. 1. Pray and consider three people to disciple Who are three faithful people you could invest in regularly? Who do you see becoming a multiplying disciple? 2. Share with them the overall purpose for the time Use the Making and Multiplying Disciples document. Where are they on the sheet? Share what you envision for discipleship. Share how you want to get to know them better and help them grow in Christ, but also how you want to help equip and engage them in making disciples. 3. Two questions of focus for personal growth What is an area you would like to see growth in personally? This has to do more with their character and spiritual growth. What would be a step of faith for them to take? This question has more to do with action and mission. What steps can they take in tangibly making Christ known? Growth Circles: This could be a good tool to use for helping to answer these two questions, or for giving you more tracks to run on.

10 Three elements of a regular discipleship time: Enjoy, Equip, and Engage I think a key to a successful discipleship time is keeping all three of these elements before you. Each element is distinct and also overlapping. One discipleship time may include all three elements, but probably not. These three elements serve as a framework for what to include for the time. With intentionality these three things will help you to accomplish your overall purpose. (See previous article for ideas.) 1. Enjoy This is about a friendship, getting to know each other and simply spending time together. This is developing the relationship, enjoying life together, connecting them to community, and bringing them into your life and you entering their world. You want to help facilitate an environment of trust. As you are transparent, they will probably feel safe to be transparent as well. 2. Equip This is helping them with the tools, knowledge, skills they need as a growing disciple. It is teaching them how to share their faith and coming up with a plan on how to reach their peers. This may be done sitting across from them with a bible or materials, recommending resources, taking them to a conference, or training. It is teaching and training them in specific things: how to share their faith, how to share their testimony or how to lead a small group. It may be holding them accountable to certain things. It is spending time in the word together and praying together. An idea is to spend time in a gospel talking about what you observe about Jesus. Or, you might discuss a passage you read recently or observe characteristics of God from a Psalm. 3. Engage This is about engaging in the mission and helping them to be involved in the great commission actively. I think this is often lacking in discipleship times. We are good at talking and getting to know each other, but we need a cause that is worth investing in together. As we engage, we are growing our hearts in compassion for others. We are also learning life-long skills, and how practically to make Christ known. This is when you are modeling how to share your faith with live people or you are regularly sharing your faith together on campus or with friends. A few other things: Meet every week or every-other week for 1.5 hours. Have a regular time scheduled on the calendar. Spend time regularly including the three above elements. Keep ahead by making a tentative and flexible plan.

11 Name: Information: Areas of Development: What is an area for personal growth? What is a step of faith to take? Enjoy: (ideas for getting to know each other, spending time together, having fun ) Equip: (ideas to prepare, train, discuss, and for prayer, bible study ) Engage: (things to try, tools to use, plan for sharing your faith together, follow up ) Action points:

12 Date Enjoy Equip Engage

13 Resources- There are all sorts of resources and it can be overwhelming. -Cru.org has lots of articles and resources. Click on train and grow Some of the topics: Help others grow Discipleship Leading a small group Outreach Ideas Relationships Why we share the gospel? How to pray -aggiecru.com- Look under equipping -Other Ideas: Go over KGP together Discuss circles in KGP and really understand them Teach them how to do their testimony Learn how to share the Satisfied booklet Teach soularium, perspective cards, etc How to have a quiet time How to study the Bible Confession- talk about 1John 1:9 Practice practical ways to do thanksgiving Prayer together Decision making Bible study- start reading thru John little by little aloud together Observation, Interpretation, Application- and how to do this in a passage of scripture (maybe try a chapter in 1Peter) Conferences Retreats Prayer walk Talk about their spheres of influence. Prayer walk around the area of campus. Come up with a plan to be intentional in their relationships and sharing their faith Share your faith on campus- different ways Do follow up together from outreaches/the website Share your testimonies as you do evangelism

14 Semester Discipleship Plan Date Evangelism Fellowship Teaching Training

15 Inductive Bible Study Method: for studying any passage from the bible Observation: What does it say? Start by looking for the basics: Who Who is performing or receiving the action? What What is occurring? When When is it occurring? Is there a sequence of events? Where Where is the action occurring? Does the location change within the paragraph? Why What is the goal or purpose for the action? Who benefits? How What is the means or manner for accomplishing the action? Key Words (especially theologically important terms) Important Connectives- Indicate relationships within and between paragraphs; such as... after, then, as, until, before, when, now, while, because, for, since, so, therefore, thus, in order that, but. Grammatical Construction - How does each word function in the sentence? Verbs - What are the actions? Note the tense of the verb (when is the action performed) Is there a list of commands? Noun - name of a person, place, thing or quality Adjective & Adverb - modifies or describes something Figures of speech- Non-literal language (e.g. I am the bread of life ) Comparison: points out the similarities between two or more related ideas, or simply joining like ideas....he will be like a tree firmly planted... (Ps.1:2-3) Contrast: points out dissimilarities between thoughts or ideas. This is often easily identified by the use of the word but. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident... But the fruit of the Spirit is... (Galatians 5:19-23) Questions: structure is built around questions posed and answered by the author (or a hypothetical opponent). What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace might increase? (Rom.6:1) Repetition: reiteration of the same word or phrase (a similar but not exact word, phrase or idea is known as continuity) Progression of Ideas: the movement of ideas from general to particular (Matt. 6:1-18) or particular to gen. (Jas 2). Cause to Effect: the passage first states the cause and then directly correlates the effects. Romans 1:18-31 demonstrates the cause (rejection of God) and the effect (God gave them over). See also Romans 6:23. Effect to Cause: opposite of cause to effect, the author states the effect and then substantiates it by stating the cause. In Romans 8:18-27 Paul describes the effect of longing, and in 8:28-30 he describes the cause, which is our certain future glorification. Summarization: the author gathers the main ideas he has been trying to communicate and restates them in a summary. For examples see Hebrews 8:1-2 and Joshua 12.

16 Interpretation: What does it mean? Observation is answering what does it say? In interpretation you are asking what does this mean? Or better what does Moses mean here? As you observe, ask lots of questions like What does this word mean? Why does he use this analogy? What does Paul mean when he says we were dead? Answering these questions is interpretation. Remember creativity in interpretation in not a virtue. Start your search for answers within the immediate context. Also, consider what others say now (your small group, pastor...) as well as in the past (commentaries). Your goal is to discern the author s intended meaning. Application: How does this touch my life? Once you have discovered the universal principle(s) from the text, then you move to application. How does this truth connect to my life? By putting your application in words you begin to hold yourself accountable for becoming a doer of the Word. Some basic guidelines for application are: 1) focus on the main themes expressed by the author; 2) keep it short; 3) make it practical. An example of an application from Matthew 28:18-20 is Wherever I am, I should proclaim the gospel to all men in hope of making some disciples. Consider the following questions for application: Is there an example for me to follow or avoid? (Genesis 34; Joshua 1:9) Is there a sin or error for me to avoid? (1 Cor. 5:1) Is there a promise for me to claim? (Heb. 13:5) Is there a prayer for me to repeat? (Eph. 3:14-21) Is there a command for me to obey? (2 Timothy 2:22) Is there a condition for me to meet? (John 15:5) Is there a verse for me to memorize?11 (Psalm 119:11) Is there conviction from the Spirit to which I must respond? (1 Thess. 5:19) Relate the application to your various relationships. Ask yourself, How should this application affect my attitudes, thoughts or actions: In relationship to God In relationship to myself In relationship to my family In relationship to my Christian friends In relationship to my non-christians friends and the world In relationship to my adversary Create a plan of action So, what will I do today, or this week, or this month to implement this application? Who will I ask to hold me accountable? How and when will I evaluate my progress? A plan of action for our application from Matthew 28 might look something like this: By the power of the Holy Spirit I commit myself to asking my neighbor to lunch this week. I commit to daily pray for his salvation and for the opportunity to present a verbal witness to him during lunch. I will ask my Bible study leader to hold me accountable to initiate this plan by asking me next week if I have followed through.

17 Prayer - Care - Share Prayer 5 people I will pray for each day Care 5 ways to care (think of your own) Help meet a personal need (give them a ride, study etc) Invite them to have coffee Invite them to have lunch Workout together Invite them to a sporting or campus event Share 5 ways to share Share the gospel in your own words or using a KGP Use Soularium Share your testimony Invite them to Cru or to your small group Invite them to church

18

19 John and Encountering Jesus Two questions to ask: 1. What do you observe about Jesus? 2. How do others respond to Him? John Who wrote John? What does it say about the Word? What do we learn about John the Baptist? What does it say about the True Light? Who is Jesus? Things to draw out as you read through John together: Whenever you can, do talk about elements of the gospel. Find the points of the Knowing God Personally booklet as you go. John 1:2- If they are not familiar with the creation story, go back and read the beginning of Genesis together. Discuss creation and sin. John 1:12- What does this mean? How does one become a child of God, part of His family? Draw the circles from the KGP. John 3- Take time here to talk specifically about the gospel. John 3:17- Why was Jesus sent? As you go talk about John s purpose for writing Look at the times it uses the word believe and what the text says. Focus on what John says about Jesus and how people respond. Ask them, What have you observed about Jesus so far?

Practical Discipleship By Jason Weimer, Western Pennsylvania Catalytic Team

Practical Discipleship By Jason Weimer, Western Pennsylvania Catalytic Team Practical Discipleship By Jason Weimer, Western Pennsylvania Catalytic Team So, you want to disciple others. What does that mean? How do you do it? Unfortunately, the following is a common experience for

More information

PUBLIC DISCIPLES BUILDING AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS

PUBLIC DISCIPLES BUILDING AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS During Jesus time on earth, he launched a movement that changed history. The Jesus movement, what we call the church, was not built on programs or events but on authentic relationships. Authentic means

More information

RAPIDLY ADVANCING DISCIPLES (RAD) Healthy Church Planting Booklet

RAPIDLY ADVANCING DISCIPLES (RAD) Healthy Church Planting Booklet RAPIDLY ADVANCING DISCIPLES (RAD) Healthy Church Planting Booklet Last Revised: June 2013 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK Rapidly Advancing Disciples (RAD) by Wilson S. Geisler Copyright 2006-2013 English

More information

Spiritual Growth Assessment Tool

Spiritual Growth Assessment Tool Spiritual Growth Assessment Tool Spiritual Growth Assessment Tool Contents Spiritual Growth Assessment Process... 2 Spiritual Growth Assessment... 3 Spiritual Growth Assessment Results Graph... 5 Spiritual

More information

Vision & mission. Definition of Disciple Group. Greetings Disciple Group Leaders & Coaches!

Vision & mission. Definition of Disciple Group. Greetings Disciple Group Leaders & Coaches! Vision & mission VISION: The Church of Eleven22 is a movement for all people to discover and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ. MISSION: We are a community that seeks to glorify God by surrendering

More information

THE CHURCH: IDENTITY, MISSION, & CULTIVATION

THE CHURCH: IDENTITY, MISSION, & CULTIVATION THE CHURCH: IDENTITY, MISSION, & CULTIVATION REVIEW Identity We are a local church. We are a local expression of that larger people that God has rescued through the saving work of his Son, Jesus Christ.

More information

The Framework for Men s Ministry

The Framework for Men s Ministry The Framework for Men s Ministry 1. The Biblical Model for Making Disciples The following men's ministry strategy will help you define a men s ministry. It is not a new strategy. Jesus used this approach

More information

Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 2 Timothy 2:2

Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 2 Timothy 2:2 Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 2 Timothy 2:2 Two:22 Spiritual conversations between two people becoming more like Jesus Two:22 Discipleship

More information

Leadership Playbook. What it takes to WIN as a Leader at Community Church Jolliff Road, Chesapeake, VA community.

Leadership Playbook. What it takes to WIN as a Leader at Community Church Jolliff Road, Chesapeake, VA community. Leadership Playbook What it takes to WIN as a Leader at Community Church Thank you Thank you so much for taking the time to review this Leadership Playbook. We believe leadership matters and we do not

More information

Global DISCPLE Training Alliance

Global DISCPLE Training Alliance Global DISCPLE Training Alliance 2011 Eighth Edition Written by Galen Burkholder and Tefera Bekere Illustrated by Angie Breneman TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTENTS PAGE PREFACE... 5 INTRODUCTION Born Out of Prayer

More information

Small Group Leadership Orientation Meeting. October 26, Agenda

Small Group Leadership Orientation Meeting. October 26, Agenda 0 Small Group Leadership Orientation ing October 26, 2014 Agenda Welcome Overview of LCC s Disciple s Pathway Overview of Plans and Resources for Legacy Small Group Leadership Questions Conclusion 1 2015

More information

Sharpen Your Faith. Discipleship Paul T. Quelet March 25, 2007

Sharpen Your Faith. Discipleship Paul T. Quelet March 25, 2007 Sharpen Your Faith Discipleship Paul T. Quelet March 25, 2007 1 What is Discipleship? I. It is multiplying your faith. In other words, you reproduce your Christian life by investing your life in others.

More information

The Melbourne Church of Christ. A Church of the Nations Living to the Glory of God. Spiritual Growth Assessment

The Melbourne Church of Christ. A Church of the Nations Living to the Glory of God. Spiritual Growth Assessment The Melbourne Church of Christ A Church of the Nations Living to the Glory of God Spiritual Growth Assessment 2018 www.melbournechurchofchrist.org Come, follow me, Jesus said, and I will send you out to

More information

GRACE CHAPEL Student Ministry Volunteer Packet

GRACE CHAPEL Student Ministry Volunteer Packet 2016-2017 GRACE CHAPEL Student Ministry Volunteer Packet 3 Militia Drive Lexington, MA 02421! 1 of 8! So you re thinking of becoming a volunteer Welcome! We are very excited that you have taken a step

More information

Relate... Begin your group time by engaging in relational conversations and prayer that may include the following elements:

Relate... Begin your group time by engaging in relational conversations and prayer that may include the following elements: This guide is a tool to help you lead your group into spiritual transformation. Use it as a resource to train your group into potential disciple-makers and lead your group in discovering, owning, and applying

More information

DISCIPLESHIP GROWING TOGETHER IN GOD. Antioch Community Church Fort Collins

DISCIPLESHIP GROWING TOGETHER IN GOD. Antioch Community Church Fort Collins DISCIPLESHIP GROWING TOGETHER IN GOD Antioch Community Church Fort Collins DISCIPLESHIP GROWING TOGETHER IN GOD Thanks for picking up this discipleship handbook! We re so excited you re interested in participating

More information

Sample Simplified Structure (BOD 274.2) Leadership Council Monthly Agenda

Sample Simplified Structure (BOD 274.2) Leadership Council Monthly Agenda So, you have downsized your church administrative board and simplified your congregation s leadership structure. More leaders are now moving from leading meetings to leading ministries. You might think

More information

Strategic Plan. Andrew Hancock. November 18, Dynamics of Organizational Development Dr. Jesse Adkinson

Strategic Plan. Andrew Hancock. November 18, Dynamics of Organizational Development Dr. Jesse Adkinson Strategic Plan Andrew Hancock November 18, 2008 Dynamics of Organizational Development Dr. Jesse Adkinson The Ministry Context The Context In the future, Lord willing, I hope to be a pastor of college

More information

PASTORS WORKSHOPS GUIDELINES MANUAL SUGGESTED FORMAT FOR PASTORS WORKSHOPS TO HELP ASSIST PASTORS AND LEADERS IN RUNNING WORKSHOPS

PASTORS WORKSHOPS GUIDELINES MANUAL SUGGESTED FORMAT FOR PASTORS WORKSHOPS TO HELP ASSIST PASTORS AND LEADERS IN RUNNING WORKSHOPS PASTORS WORKSHOPS GUIDELINES MANUAL SUGGESTED FORMAT FOR PASTORS WORKSHOPS TO HELP ASSIST PASTORS AND LEADERS IN RUNNING WORKSHOPS Notes compiled by: Conrad Fenton Covering Church: Church of Hope Inc.

More information

LDR Church Health Survey Instructions

LDR Church Health Survey Instructions LDR Church Health Survey Instructions 1. Selecting Participants How many questionnaires should be completed? The Church Health Survey is designed to be effective with: One pastor completing the survey

More information

WHAT S INSIDE THE BIG PICTURE THE FINE PRINT

WHAT S INSIDE THE BIG PICTURE THE FINE PRINT 1 WHAT S INSIDE THE BIG PICTURE Our Vision... 4 Our Goals... 5 Rooted at a Glance.7 Rooted Details.8 Our Big Win...15 Discipling Students...17 Engaging with Youth Leaders.19 THE FINE PRINT Safety Guidelines...20

More information

PFEBC MISSIONS POLICY

PFEBC MISSIONS POLICY PFEBC MISSIONS POLICY Section I: MISSIONS PHILOSOPHY I. Missions Purpose Statement: The primary purpose of PFEBC missions is to engage in global efforts to reproduce Bible teaching New Testament churches

More information

Reaching Your Target Area Through Cell Groups

Reaching Your Target Area Through Cell Groups Reaching Your Target Area Through (This material adapted from Campus Crusade s Catalytic Ministry publication called Reaching the Campus Through and Nine Keys to Effective Small Group Leadership by Carl

More information

THE SPIRITUAL MULTIPLICATION PROCESS

THE SPIRITUAL MULTIPLICATION PROCESS THE SPIRITUAL MULTIPLICATION PROCESS Purpose: to help you develop a ministry of spiritual multiplication. Objectives: This session will help you to... 1. Decide where your ministry is and determine actions

More information

Biblical Foundations for Developing a Life-Changing Family Ministry. Family Challenge

Biblical Foundations for Developing a Life-Changing Family Ministry. Family Challenge Biblical Foundations for Developing a Life-Changing Family Ministry Family Challenge A. Introduction Before a church begins the journey of Family Ministry, it is essential to establish the right theological

More information

Missions Position Paper

Missions Position Paper Missions Position Paper The gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes and the church is God s appointed means of reaching the lost world. The proper guidance and instruction for

More information

Steubenville Discipleship Quad

Steubenville Discipleship Quad An outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville Discipleship Quad Leader Guide Table of Contents Why a Steubenville Discipleship Quad? What is a Steubenville Discipleship Quad? Who is

More information

1 GODIs Trinity. Session Background. Catechist Formation. Young Adolescents Learning Faith

1 GODIs Trinity. Session Background. Catechist Formation. Young Adolescents Learning Faith 1 GODIs Trinity Session Session Background Purpose Young people will learn about the mystery of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which we approach through faith. They will learn how the love shared in the

More information

INTRODUCTION DESPERATION AS A VIRTUE TOWARDS DEPENDENCE ON GOD

INTRODUCTION DESPERATION AS A VIRTUE TOWARDS DEPENDENCE ON GOD INTRODUCTION DESPERATION AS A VIRTUE TOWARDS DEPENDENCE ON GOD We live in a culture where desperation is not welcome. Just hearing the word can instill fear, anxiety, inadequacy, and discomfort. Our culture

More information

God blesses with a purpose. What we have in life was given to us for a reason. Think for a moment about

God blesses with a purpose. What we have in life was given to us for a reason. Think for a moment about On Purpose Talent Eric Parks 1.28.17 LG Weekly START. To get things started, go around the circle and answer this question: Did you ever have to participate in a talent show? If so, do you remember what

More information

Spiritual Journey Assessment Process 3

Spiritual Journey Assessment Process 3 Spiritual Journey Assessment Process Contents Fellowship Forney Mission Statement 2 Spiritual Journey Assessment Process 3 Spiritual Journey Assessment.. 4 Discipleship Wheel.. 7 Spiritual Growth Observations

More information

Forward in Christ Sure Footing for Walking with Jesus

Forward in Christ Sure Footing for Walking with Jesus Forward in Christ Sure Footing for Walking with Jesus I. Goal to equip young believers with the principles and tools they need to thrive in Christ for a lifetime. II. III. IV. Length Nine or ten meetings

More information

Missional Community Strategic Planning Guide (6/29/17)

Missional Community Strategic Planning Guide (6/29/17) DEFINITIONS Missional Community Strategic Planning Guide (6/29/17) What A Missional Community Is A small family of believers committed to living out God s mission together in everyday life to particular

More information

Vision, Mission and Values

Vision, Mission and Values Vision, Mission and Values Living the Kingdom Transforming Our World DOVE International is a worldwide family of believers in Christ involved in churches and ministries located in six continents. We are

More information

Preface Disciple Making in Transient Communities

Preface Disciple Making in Transient Communities Preface Disciple Making in Transient Communities The world is on the move! Millions of people are moving at any given time in a multitude of directions. In today s fast- paced world of globalization, not

More information

STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS

STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS Description The Strategic Planning Process is an exciting time of utilizing results from the Take Your Church s Pulse instrument, as well as further work and prayer together

More information

Discipleship #4 Engage and Establish, Part III & Equip and Empower

Discipleship #4 Engage and Establish, Part III & Equip and Empower Discipleship #4 Engage and Establish, Part III & Equip and Empower HOW: ESTABLISH SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS CONTINUED 1. Foundation #5: Worship and Prayer Romans 12:1-2 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I

More information

scripture Passage: Training in the faith and in good teaching should lead us to be good servants of Jesus Christ (v. 6)

scripture Passage: Training in the faith and in good teaching should lead us to be good servants of Jesus Christ (v. 6) CHAPTER 1 spiritual practices why do I need need them? To teach the biblical principle of implementing certain spiritual practices and habits into our lives in order to conform us more into the image of

More information

The Need: The Mission:

The Need: The Mission: The Need: There are so many needs in our hurting world. As Christians, we recognize that the greatest need in our world is a spiritual one. Billions are lost. Billions are searching. Billions need to know

More information

BASIC DISCIPLE MAKING. The Plan, Process & Practice of Making Disciples

BASIC DISCIPLE MAKING. The Plan, Process & Practice of Making Disciples BASIC DISCIPLE MAKING The Plan, Process & Practice of Making Disciples EXALTING CHRIST PUBLISHING 710 BR0ADWAY STREET VALLEJO, CA 94590 707-553-8780 www.cbcvallejo.org email: publications@cbcvallejo.org

More information

D-Group Leader Guide. Making Disciples Who Make Disciples. addmultiply.org

D-Group Leader Guide. Making Disciples Who Make Disciples. addmultiply.org D-Group Leader Guide Making Disciples Who Make Disciples addmultiply.org Discover Your Impact + x addmultiply.org/calculator MISSION Jesus concern was not with programs to reach the multitudes but with

More information

Students will make a quick reference sheet of the inductive Bible study method.

Students will make a quick reference sheet of the inductive Bible study method. 2 Key Themes God s Word is the foundation for our lives. God has communicated to us in a way we can understand. Studying the Bible Key Passages Hebrews 4:11 13; 2 Peter 1:2 4; 2 Timothy 2:14 19 Objectives

More information

Reproducible Disciple Making Guide It s all about Experiencing Jesus!

Reproducible Disciple Making Guide It s all about Experiencing Jesus! 1 Reproducible Disciple Making Guide It s all about Experiencing Jesus! The goal of this guide is to: 1. Equip disciple makers to experience joy in their role of discipling others. Following this approach

More information

What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. - 2 Timothy 2:2 Book 3: Church Planting & Book of Acts Reproducing and Multiplying

More information

THE CHURCH: IDENTITY, MISSION, & CULTIVATION

THE CHURCH: IDENTITY, MISSION, & CULTIVATION THE CHURCH: IDENTITY, MISSION, & CULTIVATION REVIEW Identity We are a local church. We are a local expression of that larger people that God has rescued through the saving work of his Son, Jesus Christ.

More information

A tool for equipping children, teenagers and families to study the Bible for themselves

A tool for equipping children, teenagers and families to study the Bible for themselves A tool for equipping children, teenagers and families to study the Bible for themselves Inductive Bible Study with your KKI teams Contents 1. Explanation of the multi-generational inductive Bible study

More information

We re so excited that your child has indicated that they would like to be

We re so excited that your child has indicated that they would like to be CONTENTS Introduction Preparation for Parents Suggestions for Conversations CONVERSATIONS CONVERSATION 1 Salvation & Baptism CONVERSATION 2 Remember & Celebrate CONVERSATION 3 Making Passionate Disciples

More information

Healthy Churches. An assessment tool to help pastors and leaders evaluate the health of their church.

Healthy Churches. An assessment tool to help pastors and leaders evaluate the health of their church. Healthy Churches An assessment tool to help pastors and leaders evaluate the health of their church. Introduction: This evaluation tool has been designed by AGC pastors for AGC churches. It is based on

More information

Scripture Memory Program

Scripture Memory Program Marriage Parenting Spiritual Growth Sexuality Relationships Mental Health Men Women Hurts and Emotions Singles Ministers and Mentors Technology a resource in: Spiritual Growth Scripture Memory Program

More information

Introduction to Discipleship

Introduction to Discipleship Introduction to Discipleship Vision: Romans 8:19-23 tells us that not only we, but all of creation suffers the effects of sin, sickness, and death that result from Adam s rebellion in the Garden (Gen.

More information

THE CHURCH: IDENTITY, MISSION, & CULTIVATION

THE CHURCH: IDENTITY, MISSION, & CULTIVATION THE CHURCH: IDENTITY, MISSION, & CULTIVATION REVIEW Identity We are a local church. We are a local expression of that larger people that God has rescued through the saving work of his Son, Jesus Christ.

More information

SPIRITUAL GROWTH DEFINING THE TERMS

SPIRITUAL GROWTH DEFINING THE TERMS 1 SPIRITUAL GROWTH DEFINING THE TERMS The Roots - Communion with God Bible reading - reading or listening to portions (i.e. a paragraph or chapter) of God s word to gain familiarity with the text and to

More information

BIGLIFE TRAINING OVERVIEW

BIGLIFE TRAINING OVERVIEW BIGLIFE TRAINING OVERVIEW Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. Psalm 115:1 Christ has called all who follow Him to love God, love others,

More information

Homiletics Workshop Part 1: PREPARING TEACHINGS FROM A BIBLICAL TEXT Introduction

Homiletics Workshop Part 1: PREPARING TEACHINGS FROM A BIBLICAL TEXT Introduction Homiletics Workshop Part 1: PREPARING TEACHINGS FROM A BIBLICAL TEXT Introduction Homiletics means preaching explaining and applying God s Word to our world generally and to our listeners specifically.

More information

Mission Quiz. Developing a Biblical Mission for Your Ministry. Mission Quiz. Review. Implementation 2/24/16. Strategic Envisioning. 1.

Mission Quiz. Developing a Biblical Mission for Your Ministry. Mission Quiz. Review. Implementation 2/24/16. Strategic Envisioning. 1. Mission Quiz Developing a Biblical Mission for Your Ministry 1. Do you have a contagious, biblical mission that serves as a compass to navigate your church through white water change? 2. Do you habitually

More information

You and I have been chosen for such a time as this.

You and I have been chosen for such a time as this. Dear Gospel Ambassador, I thank God upon every remembrance of you, always making mention of you in my prayers, remembering without ceasing, your work of faith, labor of love and patience of hope in our

More information

Church Structure. First of all, Crossroads is considered

Church Structure. First of all, Crossroads is considered First of all, Crossroads is considered Church Structure A. An evangelical, non-denominational church. By this we mean that we accept the Bible as God s Word and it becomes the final authority in our lives.

More information

Ministry Plan

Ministry Plan Ministry Plan 2017-18 FROM THE ELDERS Dear Soma family, As I reflect on the last five years, I am truly in awe of God s goodness and faithfulness to his promise that He will build his church (Matt 16:18).

More information

3-D Living A Spirit-led Approach to Mission

3-D Living A Spirit-led Approach to Mission 3-D Living A Spirit-led Approach to Mission www.foxvalleychurch.org INTRODUCTION We want to be clear from the start, this training is not about making people feel guilty. Guilt has never produced a man

More information

Christian Training Center of Branch of the Lord

Christian Training Center of Branch of the Lord Christian Training Center of Branch of the Lord Presenting a vast study of the Bible and Christianity through the course materials provided in partnership with: HARVESTIME INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE This

More information

Session Two Capturing God s Vision for Your Life and Ministry

Session Two Capturing God s Vision for Your Life and Ministry Session Two Capturing God s Vision for Your Life and Ministry 1 Reaching Beyond Session Two Capturing God s Vision for Your Life and Ministry Check each item below after you have discussed it with the

More information

Discuss ideas of what biblical leadership is and what biblical leaders do. Record ideas on board.

Discuss ideas of what biblical leadership is and what biblical leaders do. Record ideas on board. REDEEMER SMALL GROUP LEADERSHIP TRAINING Part II The Making of a Leader Discuss ideas of what biblical leadership is and what biblical leaders do. Record ideas on board. Biblical Leadership Biblical leadership

More information

So success even in most churches is measured by nickels and noses by the amount of money and the number of people.

So success even in most churches is measured by nickels and noses by the amount of money and the number of people. Every Man Ministry Colossians 1:28-29 9/7/2008 Copyright by Mark Vaughan 9/2008 Keywords counseling, discipleship, leadership, ministry, pasturing, speech, spiritual growth, CMC, perseverance, sanctification

More information

Spiritual Gifts Assessment Traders Point Christian Church

Spiritual Gifts Assessment Traders Point Christian Church Spiritual Gifts Assessment God has given every Christian at least one spiritual gift, and probably more. This questionnaire is designed to help you understand what your spiritual gifts are and how to use

More information

St. Thomas: A Transforming Community

St. Thomas: A Transforming Community St. Thomas: A Transforming Community September 2015 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which

More information

While we put this resource together creatively, much of what is said is either taken from or largely influenced by others who have gone ahead of us. We ve been so influenced by others that it s impossible

More information

Churches That Start New Churches

Churches That Start New Churches 100 S t a r t i n g N e w C h u r c h e s LESSON 4 Churches That Start New Churches Praise God, Brother Eyo! God is helping us to organize a strong church, and more people are becoming believers every

More information

Critical Milestones for Planting Healthy Churches. Introduction. By J. David Putman

Critical Milestones for Planting Healthy Churches. Introduction. By J. David Putman Introduction Critical Milestones for Planting Healthy Churches By J. David Putman J. David Putman and Larry E. McCrary - 1 - Church on the Edge, 2002 Introduction Defining Moment A common mistake made

More information

REPORT ON THE STATE OF FAITH FORMATION

REPORT ON THE STATE OF FAITH FORMATION REPORT ON THE STATE OF FAITH FORMATION Fall 2018 Go, and Make Disciples. A look at the successes and challenges for growth in the faith and practice of people in the Diocese of Little Rock. A framework

More information

Raising Indigenous Leaders

Raising Indigenous Leaders Raising Indigenous Leaders What we learned by interviewing 81 young urban leaders who grew up in an urban neighborhood and who are doing relational ministry in an urban neighborhood. Contact information:

More information

ii. The wrong conclusion that people draw based on this strong conviction about the sufficiency of Scripture is that counseling is not necessary if

ii. The wrong conclusion that people draw based on this strong conviction about the sufficiency of Scripture is that counseling is not necessary if Why Counseling? I. Story about David Dowdy a. Why are we teaching a class on Biblical Counseling? i. Because of stories like Dowdy s, and countless others ii. Stories of redemption iii. Stories of rescue

More information

TOPICAL MEMORY SYSTEM

TOPICAL MEMORY SYSTEM OUTSIDE READING ASSIGNMENT TOPICAL MEMORY SYSTEM Used by Permission Topical Memory System 1 BEGIN A LIFETIME OF SCRIPTURE MEMORY AND MEDITATION You can memorize Scripture. The process may seem slow at

More information

DISCIPLESHIP GROWING TOGETHER IN GOD. Antioch Community Church Fort Collins

DISCIPLESHIP GROWING TOGETHER IN GOD. Antioch Community Church Fort Collins GROWING TOGETHER IN GOD Fort Collins GROWING TOGETHER IN GOD Thanks for picking up this discipleship handbook! We re so excited you re interested in participating in Antioch s vision for discipleship!

More information

Values Discovery. Theology of Values. A Values Overview. Values Discovery Question. Theology of Values

Values Discovery. Theology of Values. A Values Overview. Values Discovery Question. Theology of Values Values Discovery THE FELLOWSHIP EASTON, MA PREPARE THE GROUNDWORK FOR GROWTH & CHANGE Team Formation Church Ministry Lay the Spiritual Analysis Foundation PRIORITIZE IDENTITY FORMATION TO BUILD A GUIDING

More information

Relate... Begin your group time by engaging in relational conversations and prayer that may include the following elements:

Relate... Begin your group time by engaging in relational conversations and prayer that may include the following elements: This guide is a tool to help you lead your group into spiritual transformation. Use it as a resource to train your group into potential disciple-makers and lead your group in discovering, owning, and applying

More information

Spiritual Growth Assessment Process

Spiritual Growth Assessment Process Spiritual Growth Assessment Process Contents Spiritual Growth Assessment Process....................................... 2 Spiritual Growth Assessment............................................... 3 Discipleship

More information

scripture Passage: Memory Verses: L UKE 4: L UKE 4 :

scripture Passage: Memory Verses: L UKE 4: L UKE 4 : LESSON 2 mission revealed Jesus Baptism, Temptation, and Ministry Launch To gain a clearer picture of Jesus earthly ministry and its central message of the gospel. Jesus compassionate ministry included

More information

TRANSFORMATION. Step-Up Bible Study - Lesson 1. I. God's Transforming Plan. 1. Romans 8: Romans 12:2. II. God's Transforming Tool

TRANSFORMATION. Step-Up Bible Study - Lesson 1. I. God's Transforming Plan. 1. Romans 8: Romans 12:2. II. God's Transforming Tool Step-Up Bible Study - Lesson 1 TRANSFORMATION I. God's Transforming Plan 1. Romans 8:29 2. Romans 12:2 II. God's Transforming Tool 1. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 2. Hebrews 4:12 3. Psalm 19:7-8 a. b. c. d. e. f.

More information

There is no curriculum or training needed for the LTG. A simple bookmark that stays in the participant s Bible is all that is needed.

There is no curriculum or training needed for the LTG. A simple bookmark that stays in the participant s Bible is all that is needed. CULTIVATING A LIFE FOR GOD: MULTIPLYING DISCIPLES THROUGH LIFE TRANSFORMATION GROUPS by Neil Cole 1999 Available exclusively at CMA Resources www.cmaresources.org/cultivating a life for god CHAPTER EIGHT:

More information

THE MISSION of Hope Christian Fellowship. Making Disciples Who Live and Love like Jesus

THE MISSION of Hope Christian Fellowship. Making Disciples Who Live and Love like Jesus THE MISSION of Hope Christian Fellowship Making Disciples Who Live and Love like Jesus 1 OUR FOUNDATION THE GREAT COMMANDMENT Matthew 22:36-40 Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? 37

More information

PASSPORT HANDBOOK. The Traveler s Guide to Harvest Church

PASSPORT HANDBOOK. The Traveler s Guide to Harvest Church PASSPORT HANDBOOK The Traveler s Guide to Harvest Church Contents What is the purpose of the Passport Program?...3 What are the basic steps in engaging the Program?...3 What is a Passport?.......3 What

More information

Our Vision for Maturity Colossians 1:27-29

Our Vision for Maturity Colossians 1:27-29 January 13, 2013 College Park Church Our Vision for Maturity Colossians 1:27-29 Mark Vroegop 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery,

More information

For additional resources & training materials, please refer to:

For additional resources & training materials, please refer to: IMPORTANT These materials are to be used only by qualified instructors who have participated in training clinics and learned how to use The ETS Series effectively. For LEADERSHIP TRAINING contact: Discipleship

More information

TREASURE: JESUS IS WORTH EVERYTHING

TREASURE: JESUS IS WORTH EVERYTHING DISCOVERY GUIDE TREASURE: JESUS IS WORTH EVERYTHING Dear Jesus, I want You in the center of my life and commit through Your power to serve and obey You. Anytime. Anywhere. At any cost. To do anything.

More information

finding your ministry role

finding your ministry role LESSON 3 finding your ministry role Communicate believers are called to minister through building up the body of Christ, each doing his or her part to contribute to spiritual and relational maturity. Spiritual

More information

Evangelism Session 4

Evangelism Session 4 Developing a Biblical Understanding Session 4 1 What we have covered: o The big picture of what God is doing in salvation. o Definition of evangelism. o Our evangelistic responsibility (OT & New). o Is

More information

Leaders Training Seminar

Leaders Training Seminar Leaders Training Seminar Grace Community Church Women s Ministries August 30th, 2017 Welcome! On behalf of the pastors and elders of Grace Community Church, thank you for your investment in the lives

More information

Name Date Course Grade

Name Date Course Grade Name Date Course Grade Session 1: Healthy Church Growth... 5 Session 2: Expecting Church Growth... 9 Session 3: The Bridges of God... 13 Session 4: Strategies for Healthy Church Growth... 17 Session 5:

More information

Wearemakingdisciples.com DISCIPLESHIP ACTION PLANNING

Wearemakingdisciples.com DISCIPLESHIP ACTION PLANNING Wearemakingdisciples.com DISCIPLESHIP ACTION PLANNING DISCIPLESHIP ACTION PLANNING: WHOLE LIFE DICIPLESHIP INTRODUCTION This document will give you a framework to think through deepening discipleship within

More information

Table of Contents. 1. Vision Statement Letter to the Volunteers & Leaders Flow Chart The Four Basic Relationships...

Table of Contents. 1. Vision Statement Letter to the Volunteers & Leaders Flow Chart The Four Basic Relationships... Table of Contents 1. Vision Statement....... 3 2. Letter to the Volunteers & Leaders........... 4 3. Flow Chart....... 5 4. The Four Basic Relationships...... 6 5. Needs of a Young Adult... 7 6. Objectives........

More information

THE MINISTRY OF DISCIPLESHIP

THE MINISTRY OF DISCIPLESHIP a little book of BIG The Stewards Trust Only a disciple can make a disciple A. W. TOZER THE MINISTRY OF DISCIPLESHIP Disciples, helping to make disciples, who transform the world! Hello! How can little

More information

EKKLESIA CHURCH MEMBERSHIP COVENANT

EKKLESIA CHURCH MEMBERSHIP COVENANT EKKLESIA CHURCH MEMBERSHIP COVENANT Purpose When anyone enters into relationship with God by grace from, and faith in, the person and work of Jesus Christ they are entering into two covenants. The first

More information

Life Group. newlife. Leader Orientation. Changing Lives Through Christ-Centered Relationships. communitychurch

Life Group. newlife. Leader Orientation. Changing Lives Through Christ-Centered Relationships. communitychurch Life Group Leader Orientation Changing Lives Through Christ-Centered Relationships newlife communitychurch Goals of this workshop To help prospective small group leaders Understand the role of small groups

More information

JESUS UNITY. Membership. Information WORSHIP KINGDOM INFLUENCE PRAYER DISCIPLESHIP HELPING WE VALUE AUTHENTICITY L O VE GENEROSITY RELATIONSHIPS

JESUS UNITY. Membership. Information WORSHIP KINGDOM INFLUENCE PRAYER DISCIPLESHIP HELPING WE VALUE AUTHENTICITY L O VE GENEROSITY RELATIONSHIPS Cnr Murray St & McNabb Loop, Como PO BOX 1075 Bentley DC WA 6983 Tel: +61 8 9313 1600 Fax: +61 8 9313 1604 southperth@lifestreamscc.com www.lifestreamscc.com 14 WE VALUE AUTHENTICITY L O VE RELATIONSHIPS

More information

The Will of God Richard G. Howe, Ph.D. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

The Will of God Richard G. Howe, Ph.D. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. Richard G. Howe, Ph.D. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:17 and Eternal Life I. At first glance, 1 John 2:17 may seem to teach

More information

EQUIPPED WITH GOD S GIFTS

EQUIPPED WITH GOD S GIFTS GET INTO THE STUDY 10 minutes GUIDE: Direct the group to look at the picture (PSG, p. 54). DISCUSS: Question #1 (PSG, p. 54): What was your best subject in school? GUIDE: Direct attention to The Bible

More information

The Book of. How to Study a Book of the Bible

The Book of. How to Study a Book of the Bible The Book of How to Study a Book of the Bible How to Study a Book of the Bible Consider the list of New Testament books below. The number of chapters in the book is in parantheses. Choose which book you

More information

MISSIONAL SMALL GROUPS INTRODUCTION ANALYSIS VISION LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORSHIP & PRAYER SMALL GROUPS LARGE GROUP NSO EVANGELISM

MISSIONAL SMALL GROUPS INTRODUCTION ANALYSIS VISION LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORSHIP & PRAYER SMALL GROUPS LARGE GROUP NSO EVANGELISM 06 MISSIONAL Missional Small Groups Strategic Evangelism Attractive Quality Large Group God-Directed Vision for the Campus & Fellowship Growth Worship & Concerted Prayer toward the Vision Leadership Development

More information

Worksheet for Preliminary Self-Review Under WCEA Catholic Identity Standards

Worksheet for Preliminary Self-Review Under WCEA Catholic Identity Standards Worksheet for Preliminary Self- Under WCEA Catholic Identity Standards Purpose of the Worksheet This worksheet is designed to assist Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in doing the WCEA

More information

DEVELOPING AN ADULT DISCIPLESHIP PLAN IN A LOCAL CHURCH DISCIPLESHIP BASICS

DEVELOPING AN ADULT DISCIPLESHIP PLAN IN A LOCAL CHURCH DISCIPLESHIP BASICS DEVELOPING AN ADULT DISCIPLESHIP PLAN IN A LOCAL CHURCH DISCIPLESHIP BASICS The following ideas are designed to provide practical help in developing a church strategy for making adult disciples. DISCIPLESHIP

More information